Job 29:1

Job’s Final Defense

1 Job continued his discourse:

Job 29:1 in Other Translations

1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
1 And Job again took up his discourse, and said:
1 Job continued speaking:
1 Job now resumed his response:
1 Job continued his discourse, saying:

Job 29:1 Meaning and Commentary

Job 29:1

Moreover, Job continued his parable
Or "added to take [it] up" F17, that is, he took it up again, and went on with his discourse; he made a pause for awhile, waiting to observe whether any of his three friends would return an answer to what he had said; but perceiving they were not inclined to make any reply, he began again, and gave an account of his former life, in order to show that he was far from being the wicked man, or being so accounted by others, as his friends had represented him:

and said;
as follows.


F17 (tav Powyw) "addidit assumere", Montanus, Bolducius, Mercerus; "addidit tollere", Drusius.

Job 29:1 In-Context

1 Job continued his discourse:
2 “How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me,
3 when his lamp shone on my head and by his light I walked through darkness!
4 Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house,
5 when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 13:12; Job 27:1